Housing and Essential Needs

Homeless or at risk

The purpose of the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program in Mason co. is to prevent the homelessness of and to rehouse unemployable adults and assist them with basic essential needs such as utility payments, personal hygiene products, and transportation. Last year, a monthly average of 151 individuals who were either homeless, or at risk of being homeless received assistance.

Grant funds may provide eligible participants with rent, utility and transportation assistance as well as hygiene and cleaning supplies.

To qualify, the applicant must have an incapacity (physical and/or mental), AND have zero income.

Qualifications for the HEN program is determined by DSHS (Department of Social and Health Services.) Qualifying applicants will then be referred to the Community Action Council for services to help stabilize housing related needs.

For more information about eligibility and services, please visit their website.

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